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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

Athens 99920, Greece
01-722-7065
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As featured in 3 days in Athens
Ranked #20 of 199 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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Westchester, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We tour a tour of Athens with PK Travel and Tours, our driver took us up this mountain and it's a WOW!. It's a must go if you are planning on visiting Athens. It was another highlight of our tour!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A funicular ride (cablecar for us uninitiated) up to the top of this peak for a few euro allowed us to wander around and enjoy the great scenery from an excellent vantage point. Full 360 degree view of Athens can be had. The small chapel is worth a look in if it is open to see a little of an... More

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Athens, Greece
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You don't need a taxi to visit the top of Lycabettus Hill. There is an underground Lycabettus Funicular from the Kolonaki district of Athens since 1965. The trip is fast and relaxing. Its entrance is at the intersection Ploutarchou street and Aristipou street. Taxi drivers will take your money, they will drive you to the much lower altitude of Lycabettus... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

There just wasn't much to do at the top. We even took a taxi as far up as possible (still have to climb quite a few steps) and thought the result was not worth the effort. There is a restaurant at the top so if you wanted a meal and bottle of wine that would be nice. If not, all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you want another 360 degree view of Athens including the Parthenon it doesn't get better than this. The temperature was in the 40's so you need to take the binocular. Many of the historical sights can be seen from here, the are more reasonably priced refreshments at the restaurant on top.

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Chicago
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I just been there. It is what an amazing view of Athens. I have been there at day time and night time. And, you should do the same. It has a nice restaurant too. It is worth a trip and a few pictures.

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Coral Cove, QLD Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is worth the visit if you want a 360 degree view of Athens. It costs about 7e in a taxi and 7e to take the funicular up and back. There are 2 cafés up top. You only need about 30 minutes, unless you want to eat or drink. Going up on dusk about 1900 hrs is good. If you... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Quick hike that want that bad. Beats paying for the cable car that goes up. We went in mid summer hot weather and we were fine with some water. Great view when you get to the top. Recommend.

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Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

You HAVE to be on the top of Mount Lycabettus if you're in Athens !! The view is jaw-droppingly amazing and especially during the sunset. The brave ones can walk all the way up and the rest of us can take the funicular (7euros, round trip). To reach the funicular and the mountain path it's a steep but pretty journey.... More

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went up by cable car and it costs eur7 per person. you can go up on foot as well but i don t suggest that during the day since it is very hot in summer. you will find a restaurant and a small church. you can take breathtaking photos. but still i suggest that you go during the night to... More

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